Fourth Italian Archaeological Campaign at Tulul al Baqarat


Fourth Campaign (November 14  - December 15, 2016)

The 2016 Fall Campaign has foreseen the opening of some trenches and soundings on the main mound of the area of Tulul al Baqarat (TB1), both iin the area of the main building on top of the hill, excavated by Iraqi archaeologists in 2008-2010, and in the southern lower area of the tell. Thanks to the collaboration with ME.S.A s.r.l., the area of TB1 was recorded with a laser scanner FARO Focus 3D X330.

In Baghdad, training courses at the Iraqi-Italian Institute for Archaeological Sciences were inaugurated, with workshops and seminaries on methodology and presentation of some research projects. Training courses will resume in Spring 2017. 


For more information on the mission, see: Projects - Iraq - Tulul al Baqarat


De la tablette cunéiforme à la tablette tactile: protéger et étudier l'antique Mésopotamie en 2016


De la tablette cuneiforme a la tablette tactile: proteger et etudier l'antique Mesopotamie en 2016. Paris, Musee du Louvre, November 9-10

The conference, linked to the exhibition "L'Historie commence en Mésopotamie", focuses on some of the current research projects in Iraq. Carlo Lippolis partecipate with a paper on the activities of the Centro Scavi entitled "Sauvegarder le passée de l'Irak: défis actuels et réalisations récentes".

For the complete program of the conference, see the following webpage: louvre_conférences

Ninive. Bilder aus Sanheribs "Palast ohnegleichen"


Ninive. Bilder aus Sanheribs "Palast ohnegleichen", exhibition at the Martin von Wagner Museum of the Würzburg University, October 21, 2016 - February 19, 2017

The photographic exhibition on the reliefs from the "Palace without rivals" of Nineveh opens on October 21 at the Martin von Wagner Museum, in the South Wing of the beautiful Residenzt Palace at Würzburg. The pictures, taken by the photographer Angelo Rubino during a campaign of study and documentation held at Nineveh by the CRAST together with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), were the object of previous exhibitions in Turin, Baghdad and Venice.

The CRAST is glad for the cooperation with the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. The loan of the pictures of Sennacherib's wall-reliefs at Nineveh aims both at spreading the knowledge of these masterworks of Neo-Assyrian art, and at growing the audience's awareness of the need to preserve Near Eastern cultural heritage, which has recently been the object of violent attacks.

 

Iranian-Italian Joint Mission in Khuzistan (Ninth Campaign)


Ninth Campaign (October-November 2016)

The 2016 campaign foresees the exploration of some trenches already opened in 2015 on the site of Chal-e Chendar (Shami Valley). Fieldwork activity will mainly focus on two areas of the site: the terrace, were important religious building stood, and the burial area, where structures suggesting the existence of burial complexes linked to the sanctuary were found.


For more information on the mission, see: Projects - Iran - Khuzistan


Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage


Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage - Wednesday, September 7, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Washington DC

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, in collaboration with the Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino per il Medio Oriente e l'Asia, present "Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage", a conference by Carlo Lippolis, president of the CRAST and director of the Italian archaeological expedition in Tulul al Baqarat.

For more information, see the following webpage: iicwashington_gli eventi

ICOM, 24th General Conference of Museums and Cultural Landscapes


24th General Conference of Museums and Cultural Landscapes Milan 3-9 July 2016

Wednesday 6 July, 2016 Expo Forum North Wing Level 1 Blue Hall 13-15.

Case Study: MAECI, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

- Vincenzo De Luca (Director-General for the Promotion of the Italian Economic System, Maeci Italy) "Introduction";
- Roberto Parapetti (Monumenta Orientalia Rome) "Museography and Structural Interventions in the Baghdad Museum"
- Stefano de Martino (Crast, Turin and Department of History Turin University) "The Baghdad Museum and the Archaeological Research"
- Francesco Provenza (Commander of the Carabinieri Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Monza Italy) "Protection of Cultural Heritage".